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April 17, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
A rising wave of racist terror attacks, inspired by right wing media and politicians and fueled by social media networks, continues to target communities of color, Muslims, Jews, and the LGBT community. The March 29 arson on The Highlander Center in Tennessee, a crucial movement space for nearly a... Keep reading »
April 11, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The control of land determines who is displaced and who reaps wealth. Communities of color, in particular Black and Indigenous communities, have suffered a long history of displacement from land and housing leading to instability and contributing to the racial wealth gap. Can grassroots efforts to... Keep reading »
March 15, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
NESRI joins with our Muslim family and broader community in mourning in the aftermath of this horrific white supremacist mass shooting. You are not alone. We stand with you. We weep with you. We will not forget your loved ones. In their name, we pledge to rise up against white supremacy -- in our... Keep reading »
March 8, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In 1909, women in New York City first commemorated “National Women’s Day,” a decade before women secured the right to vote. The movement was often confrontation and fractious organizing marches and protests, and driven by grassroots energy. In 1975, The United Nations formally recognized... Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health
Despite the federal government shutdown, the struggle over the future of health care is reaching a fever pitch in Washington and in several state capitols. The beginning of the legislation season has kicked off a period in which social movements, organized labor, health care workers, health care... Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health, Social Security, Work with Dignity
How profit-driven insurance companies and employers use drug testing and other punitive policies to wrongfully deny and deter workers' compensation claims. Keep reading »
January 29, 2019 | Health, Social Security, Work with Dignity
Clean-up workers struggle with toxic exposure, Kentucky seeks to help workers with black lung disease, Pennsylvania cuts off workers' disability payments, and proposed bills seek to protect workers from harassment, discrimination, wage theft, and other illegal treatment. Keep reading »
January 21, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Today we are honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. How to best honor that legacy remains a burning question for people of conscience committed to social justice. We believe Dr. King's own words offer the best guidance, especially those towards the end of his short life where he calls for a... Keep reading »
December 19, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
STATEMENT: Federal Commission Responds to Anything But School Safety WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Federal Commission on School Safety, the Trump Administration’s response to the Parkland tragedy, released its final report. The body, chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and including... Keep reading »
December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This week, NESRI is proud to join the American Friends Service Committee, faith leaders, and communities across the country for a week of action in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Together, we are calling on the U.S. to respect the human right to migrate, end... Keep reading »

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